A Preliminary Characterization of Plant Holo-Acyl Carrier Protein Synthase

  • Salah A. Elhussein
  • Jan A. Miernyk
  • John B. Ohlrogge


Acyl Carrier Protein (ACP) is a central cofactor in the biosynthesis of fatty acids and complex acyl lipids (1). ACP and CoA have a common prosthetic group, 4′-phosphopantetheine, to which fatty acids and intermediates are attached as thioesters. Using an E. coli auxotroph, Alberts and Vagelos (2) interpreted their in vivo experimental findings as suggesting that during de novo synthesis of ACP the prosthetic group is donated by CoA.


Prosthetic Group Acyl Carrier Protein Stage Reaction Spinach Leave Liquid Scintillation Spectrometry 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Salah A. Elhussein
    • 1
  • Jan A. Miernyk
    • 2
  • John B. Ohlrogge
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Research CorporationWad MedaniSudan
  2. 2.Northern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research ServiceU.S. Department of AgriculturePeoriaUSA

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